There are many factors shaping our world today. Emerging technologies, political and religious progressions and merges, medical advancement and the distribution of medical breakthroughs. But there are less obvious trends across the planet which must be considered when looking to the health of our future as a species. This article highlights two of those macro trends, as reported by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Do you agree that these trends are of the highest importance for man to consider? What trends do you see going to a macro level and which need more of our attention?
Since our public debate in political circles tends to focus on what donors want or who is winning the political “gotcha” game, I thought it might be important to repeat some comments about macro trends for which we need to plan ahead. Looking forward from a report sanctioned by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that was done in 2008-09 timeframe, several macro trends were identified by leaders in business, education, foundations, and governments. Two are highlighted below.
First, a key concern is simply demographic and it has and will shape our economy and budgets for some time. The world population is aging. It is getting worse here in the US, but it is much worse in places like Japan and Greece, e.g. In fact, a key reason Greece is struggling today is trying to fund financial commitments made to people who have already…
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